Around 7:30 P last night my cell phone got hit with a bunch of text messages. I was driving so I could not look immediately, but the texts were coming fast and furiously. Concerned that this was a serious family or patient problem I pulled over so I could place my reading glasses on and look.
To my relief, there was nothing at all wrong with a family member or patient. Turns out that a television commercial we have on the air played during the game show, “Jeopardy” and a number of patients were delighted/amused to see “their doctor” on a TV commercial so they sent a text to let me know this. I texted back each: “Thanks…and now you see I have a face for radio!”
Okay, we are about ready to play some Jeopardy here, but before, here is a little background: This is probably the longest running game show ever (39 years) and was originally hosted by Art Fleming (I remember watching that guy) and since 1983, Alex Trebek has hosted the very popular show. The format involves multiple categories with answers being given and the contestants needing to respond the fastest in the format of providing the question that matches the answer. For example, under a category of “Presidents”, the answer may flip to: “He was the 16th President of the U.S.” and the quickest responder of the 3 contestants would ring his/her bell and say: “Who was Abraham Lincoln?”. Each question has a monetary amount and whichever contestant has the most $$$ at the end of the show goes on to play in the next episode against new contestants.
Now, on to our Jeopardy game this morning…get ready to ring those bells:
Under “Successful Weight Control”
For $50 dollars: A: The food group that is most conducive to losing/controlling weight. Q: WHAT IS PROTEIN?
For $100 dollars: A: This is how often you should come in for FREE body scans after your SP Program visits
Q: SHOULD I COME IN ONCE A MONTH?
For $200 dollars: A: I WANT TO BE HEALTHY, HAPPY AND ENJOY MANY MORE BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS WITH MY LOVED ONES
Q: What are the reasons why I should stay steadfast in my efforts to lose weight and keep that weight off.
And, lastly, for $500 dollars and the FINAL JEOPARDY round:
A: I am a normal human being subject to chemical cravings, metabolism slowdown and behavioral patterns that lead to gaining weight.
Q: WHY SHOULD I NEVER FEEL ASHAMED ABOUT ASKING FOR HELP IN MY WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
Thanks for playing…and the $$$ to pay all of you winners is buried somewhere in the third round of the Covid-19 stimulus package and as soon as the government sends this out, we will pay you promptly!!!